The People’s Supermarket

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It looks like there is a co-operative supermarket opening in London soon – this is very exciting news.  I am pretty anti supermarkets in general, mainly because of the monopoly they have due to their size and purchasing power.   A co-operative is an organisation that is owned by a group of people for mutual benefit. 

Wikipedia says:

A cooperative (also co-operative or coöperative; often referred to as a co-op or coop) is defined by the International Co-operative Alliance’s Statement on the Co-operative Identity as an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. It is a business organization owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit.

In this case, The People’s Supermarket will be staffed entirely by volunteers which will keep retail prices low.  This is really exciting – creating volunteer opportunities, affordable food for people who need it, and an alternative to the big supermarkets.  I’ve signed up for more information and will update the blog as I find out more.  (The address of this venture is a secret at present!)

Check out the website for more info >>>


Written by Lores

July 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm

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